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 Post subject: Skins
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Hi from NW England, we are lucky to get 10 days a year, but enjoyed walking up to a club small tow and was stoked by seeing all the ski tourers and the run back home at sunset

Going to a DIY split on the cheap. New snow gear is expensive in the UK and specialist stuff is 2x the price than in the US.

Would narrow ski skins still work OK on the wider spit skis? I should be able to get some of those on the cheap?

Also going with clicker boots and bindings been using these for 10 years and I love them, they kind make sense for splits almost like AT


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 Post subject: Re: Skins
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:18 pm 
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If you don't have much powder wider skins are helpful. I love the freedom of soft boots but don't like battling to get edge bite when climbing on hard stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Skins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:53 am 
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Location: Alba-Ecosse-Scotland!!
I'm in the UK(and broke) and have had to amass my splitboard kit over the last 12months buying bits whenever I could afford to.

For skins I think your best bet is to go for ones from climbingskinsdirect.com, I think I paid £85 shipped to the UK for them - far cheaper than any UK shops will charge for ones of a decent width.

Loads of good reviews about them on here :rock:

Oh and welcome by the way!! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:30 am 
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thanks for the replys

So for dense snow pack the uphill climb is very important so using narrow skins on a wider spit isn't going to make it easy

George thanks for the tip - I'm no stranger to importing from the US, I got all my gear in 2001 from the US in one shipment. However with Skins being light importing from US make lots of sense!

Bidding on the Voile Split Kit on ebay is going strong and the snow here has just melted so maybe I'll wait. The Lake District Ski Club has a hut near the summit where you can stash gear so maybe I'll leave an old board up there and just walk up and then use that as a base. Even so it's got me thinking - the clicker bingings are a flat metal plate which I'm sure could be used to hold the sides of a splitboard together - watch this space


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 Post subject: Re: Skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:25 am 
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Hey bud. Good luck with the eBay auction.. I'm the seller!

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